Virtual Curriculum Night: Tuesday, September 22nd

Curriculum Night (Virtual)

6:30pm – District Message

6:45pm – Session One (Homeroom teacher or PE/Arts option)

7:15pm -Session Two (Homeroom teacher or PE/Arts option)

*Note – you only need to attend one session with your child’s homeroom teacher. Sessions are the same.

*Note – teachers can record sessions and share with you if you cannot attend.

*Note – Session links will be shared with you.

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Become a Walker PTA Member for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Join the PTA to have a voice in our school! A 2020-2021 PTA membership gives you the ability to vote on what we do as a PTA and how we spend our PTA funds for the year. There are no obligations! Participate in our meetings and volunteer as much or as little as you want.

To purchase a membership, please go to our online store: https://walker.new.memberhub.store/store

Parent/Guardian membership is $10, Family membership (2 adults) is $15, **NEW to our online store** No-Barrier Membership is Free (We don’t want cost to be a barrier for anyone to join our PTA), Faculty membership is $5, and General/Community membership is $10.

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Join us for our September PTA meeting!

PTA Meeting Banner

This month’s meeting is this Wednesday, the 16th @ 7pm, via Zoom. Below is the agenda with Zoom login information. We hope you can join us!

September 2020 PTA Meeting Agenda

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August Meeting Minutes

Here are the August meeting minutes:

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Sign up to be a Room Parent

We don’t exactly know what ‘room parents’ will look like this year quite yet (perhaps helping with supply distributions or delivering books!), but please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaca62baaf85-walker

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Math Curriculum Material Pickup: Friday 9/4 & Monday 9/8 9am-3pm

From Mr. Gray:

The district is implementing a new math curriculum this year. Unfortunately, the materials (student workbooks and teacher’s guides) did not arrive until after the first day of school. So….

We would like to schedule another ‘pickup’ this Friday and the following Tuesday.

– The pickup will take place IN FRONT of the school in the circular driveway area between 9 and 3 each day.
– It should be fast — you pull up, tell us the grade(s) of your kids and we pass the books to you in the car and check your name off the list.
– You can come either day – doesn’t matter what letter your last name starts with!
– If you can’t make it those days, contact me and I will arrange an alternative time.
– If you do not have transportation, please let me know and I will arrange to have the books delivered to you.
– We should have enough staff to operate the pickup, but if you are interested in helping please let me know.

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Back to School Chat with the Principal: September 2nd, 7:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://district65.zoom.us/j/4440076676?pwd=Mkc5a1V2TTdZdzBi SGprVzNaQ25Mdz09

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School Technology QR Code Links

Here are the links from the QR codes on the sheet handed out with your student’s device:

iPads:

iPad Getting Started Guide for Families: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1327fJY3kt_8lOLS-ZBFnhmeGO48KO5vekgbTJfJLTFU/edit?fbclid=IwAR2MrJrC0K50ouboMNwmw-c3zO3qhz6hNiPau9uSRk4Go1Yxd6vWAIFJ6Jg

iPad Installing Apps with Self Service: https://source.mpls.k12.mn.us/ipad-self-service?fbclid=IwAR38ZjstGXFtkuUB3XlmLJqzL7ozCrW_xDnk8qBOqBEqbihCxJEkjlGklfk

Chromebooks:

Using your Chromebook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PzJu7ZGk9a4jzQaWJ0Bo2DGoOlHK6sdFWKOfpoXCFwQ/edit

iPads & Chromebooks:

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-google-classroom

SeeSaw Introduction for Families: https://web.seesaw.me/families

Clever for Families: https://clever.com/families

CommonSense Media Infographic – Make Room for Healthy Media Choices: commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/landing_pages/make-room-for-healthy-media-partner_free-1007142.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics – Finding Ways to Keep Children Occupied During these Challenging Times: https://services.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2020/aap-finding-ways-to-keep-children-occupied-during-these-challenging-times/

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Curbside Meal Pick-Up/Recolección de Comida para Llevar

From the District:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see attached important information detailing our meal service for the start of school year 2020-21.

Orders for the first pick-up, scheduled for August 26, are due Monday, August 24 at 9 am! Order at https://www.district65.net/Page/1917.

Estimados padres de familia/tutores,

Consulte la información importante adjunta que detalla nuestro servicio de comida para el inicio del año escolar 2020-21.

Favor de hacer el pedido para la primera recolección, programada para el 26 de agosto, antes del lunes 24 de agosto a las 9 de la mañana! Order at https://www.district65.net/Page/1917.

Curbside Meal Service Information (English & Spanish)

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2020 Technology and Supply Pick Up Dates

—IPADS, CHROMEBOOKS AND SUPPLIES—

There are two upcoming dates to pick up supplies and technology: 8/24 and 8/25 in the Walker parking lot from 3:30-7:00 pm

This will be a drive thru pick up and all of our staff will wear protective gear. Pull into the west parking lot off of Church. Families will stay in their cars and we will place the device/supplies into your trunk etc.

August 24th – Last names A-M
August 25th – Last names N-Z

If you can’t make it on your assigned day, please come on the alternate date.

The list of supplies you will receive is here

Students in K-2 will get an Ipad and students in 3-5 will get a chromebook for this school year.

If your child is in grades 3-5 and they already have a working, loaner device from Walker, you do NOT need to get a new one. If your child is in K-2 and you received a chromebook from us, please bring that device to swap when you get the Ipad.

If you need a HOTSPOT for your home, please write an email to me with the subject line HOTSPOT NEEDED and I will enter the request for you with the district. If your child was using a mobile phone as a hotspot, we would like to upgrade you to a district provided hotspot.

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